Madeleine Lord


I call myself a welder – but the engineering I do is for the imagination. The bridges I build pass over the rivers of time and place to tell story.

I work with scrap metal because it is intrinsically interesting, and I go from there. The images are the results of a scrap or set of scraps that remind me of something specific. A ten-foot tall giraffe stands in front of the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, and an eight-foot angel is in Milton Cemetery. Small works are all over my garden and studio home.

If there is a theme in my work it would be movement – pulse, cognizance. The inanimate components once combined acquire history, memory, story and future. A piece looks like it just arrived, could shift, change or take off at will.

I work in small to large scale, love to work collaboratively and have made many memorial commissions.